Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:46

Malmesbury Living History Weekend

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marketOn Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June 2014, our beautiful town of Malmesbury will be the stage for a spectacular living history weekend event showcasing daily life in the 17th century.

Exciting historical events will be re-enacted from the civil war period when the town changed hands many times! More than 200 professional re-enactors will ‘take over the town’ dressed in costume of the day and present a variety of true to life activities including 17th Century market stalls,  ‘guards’ posted at the High Street gates and muster & drill demonstrations in the Cloister Gardens. The highlight of the weekend will be a re-enactment of the skirmish which took place at Daniels Well, performed by the outstanding Civil War Society’s regiment of Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment of Foote. The date for the weekend has been chosen to coincide with 14th June 1643, when Colonel Nicholas Devereux took up residence in Abbey House and garrisoned his Regiment of Foote in the town. The first ever community project to bring together resources from the Athelstan Museum, local schools, the Warden & Freemen, Malmesbury Town Council, Malmesbury Civic Trust and the Malmesbury & District Chamber of Commerce; the Malmesbury Living History weekend’s re-enactors will visit local schools and talk to students about life at the time and an ongoing educational package is planned for use in the Athelstan Museum’s educational outreach programme.

Add the dates to your diary now and don’t miss this spectacular, fun and memorable weekend which will promote our town and its remarkable history.

Sponsorship packages and advertising are available, supported by a dedicated website, PR and social media campaigns.

Visit www.malmesburylivinghistory.co.uk for more information.

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